Thomson Airways' new cabin concepts redefine leisure travel

 A train journey? Nope!...it's Thomson Airways flying somewhere sunny!

A train journey? Nope!...it's Thomson Airways flying somewhere sunny!

If you thought leisure flights are all about packing tourists on-board aircraft as tightly as you can with little consideration for passengers' comfort...think again!

Thomson Airways, an airline focused  on the leisure market connecting, mainly, the British Isles with a number of holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and the Tropics, has come up with some quite innovative seating solutions: the "Duo Seating" and  the "Family Booth". There is a certain logic behind these concepts, as most people go on holidays either with their families or with their spouse or partner.

The names are quite self-explanatory, but I have posted a couple of pics for illustration.

  The Duo booth comes with a space for a bottle of champagne! (although worth noting the guy on the right does not like quite at ease yet in the new setting...)

The Duo booth comes with a space for a bottle of champagne! (although worth noting the guy on the right does not like quite at ease yet in the new setting...)

To be fair, it is not the first time the train-like "compartment of four" seating arrangement has been tried on aircraft, some Soviet Tupolev airliners had it also!

In any case, it would be interesting to see whether other airlines follow suit. I can think of a few ways airlines could monetize these exotic seeating options!